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Camping Coaches, Any interesting stories/pictures ?

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  1. Bertie Lissie

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    I passed Dawlish on Thursday afternoon (on my way home from Kazakhstan - another story); it looked like the camping coaches were being repainted.
     
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    That's one hell of a long way around to get from Kazakhstan
     
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    That, or one hell of an odd route for a rail replacement bus. :D
     
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    No; International Man of Mystery.

    Passed Dawlish again on Wednesday; camping coaching painting in full swing.
     
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    Didn't stay in the Dawlish camping coaches but I remember them from holidays in the 1970s at Teignmouth. (Albeit that one holiday coincided with a BR strike so hopes of watching the trains from the beach came to nothing). I did wonder what happened to the coaches.

    Only other things I can remember are a trip behind a 45 from Exeter to Teignmouth in a very heavy rain storm (maybe my only trip behind one) and that I seemed to see 47 510 Fair Rosamund a lot (I would guess during a day on the beach it is possible and I suspect I probably never saw it again).
     
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    I recall a holiday at Corfe Castle when I was very young. Someone referred to Camping Coaches, but my brother who knew a lot more about railways than me in those days, said we were actually staying in a Pullman Holiday Coach.

    I do recall that we had a choice of chamber pots or using the station toilet. Quite something for a small child to be handed a big key and sent onto a deserted station to use the loo.

    The branch was run by diesels at that time, but my older siblings were allowed to travel freely unaccompanied by train (sister to Swanage to swim, brother to Wareham for train spotting.)
     
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    Well if you'd like to try the modern equivelent, I would happily recommend the Coalport Station coaches. The wife and I had a very nice week in one of them in July 2018. Nothing original left inside, but externally they look pretty good. Great location too (with a very handy pub next door ;))
     

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